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The place of probability in science : in honor of Ellery Eells (1953-2006)

Author: Ellery Eells; James H Fetzer
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 284.
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The purpose of philosophy, broadly conceived, can be described as that of attempting to resolve heretofore unsolved conceptual and theoretical problems, especially those that lie at the foundations of knowledge and values. Given the central role of science in acquiring reliable knowledge, the study of science has become of special importance within philosophy. And within philosophy of science, in turn, no other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Place of probability in science.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, c2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ellery Eells; James H Fetzer
ISBN: 9789048136155 9048136156
OCLC Number: 654397099
Description: 1 online resource (xliii, 368 p.) : ill. (some col.), ports.
Contents: THE PLACE OF PROBABILITY IN SCIENCE; Preface; Contents; Introduction; Memorials; Ellery Eells (1953 --
2006); At the Memorial Gathering for Ellery Eells; Remembrances of Ellery Eells; Prologue; Objective Probability Theory Theory; Part I Alternative Conceptions of Probability; Probabilistic Causality and Causal Generalizations; The Possibility of Infinitesimal Chances; Probabilistic Metaphysics; Part II The Objectivity of Macro-Probabilities; Chance and Necessity:From Humean Supervenience to Humean Projection; Evolutionary Theory and the Reality of Macro-Probabilities.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 284.
Responsibility: Ellery Eells, J.H. Fetzer, editors.
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This book offers a comprehensive overview about the place of probability in science. It provides an explanation of the role of probability in evolutionary theory and quantum mechanics.  Read more...

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